New generation of GPS satellites launching

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 09:40 in Astronomy & Space

The Air Force will launch the first of a powerful new generation of GPS satellites. The satellite is nicknamed "Vespucci" after America's namesake explorer Amerigo Vespucci. It will blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This is the first national security launch for SpaceX. Mark Strassmann reports.

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